Clive is the founding CEO of the LinQ Group (since 2004) which is active in the tech, property and the mining sectors. Mr Donner brings significant skills in transactional experience, deal management and exit capability in deal flow in a variety of sectors as well as experience in fund management governance. Mr Donner has over 30 years of relevant expertise both in Australia and internationally in funds management, private equity, corporate finance and debt structuring in multiple sectors including the tech, property, and mining sectors in Australia and overseas. Mr Donner has since 2013 been active in the Tech and cryptocurrency sectors and was formerly with Rothschild Australia from 1990 to 2004 and held the position of Director at N M Rothschild & Sons.
Mark has been in the Financial Services industry for the last 19 years spanning the UK and Australia. Mark has worked across Funds management and Pension markets and currently is a Director of a large Pension administration company servicing over $5 billion in funds under administration. Mark has a large network of relationships across the financial services sector and is focused on partnering with clients to build long-term relationships. Mark sits on various Investment committees as an independent consultant which allows him to leverage his market knowledge and industry experience, in the decision-making process. Mark has been responsible for developing Xplora’s key strategic industry alliances and coordinating all aspects of the external fund administration and compliance processes, including specific insight into the Xplora Fund structure and its application for the Australian and Global financial services sector.
Tim Bolger is Chief Operating Officer of Watermark Funds Management, an $800m hedge fund manager based in Sydney, Australia. He is responsible for all non-investment functions at Watermark, including operations, compliance, marketing, and distribution. Tim has over 15 years of experience in financial services, working on development, structuring marketing and distribution of investment and insurance products throughout Australia and internationally. Prior to his role at Watermark, Tim was a Distribution Director with Bennelong Funds Management, working across a stable of award-winning boutique fund managers. Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts from Melbourne University and a Diploma in Law from the Legal Profession Admission Board of NSW.
Darren is the Chief Growth Officer and Co-Founder of the Lakeba Group and has been coordinating Xplora’s investment team and advisors as well as opening a gateway for international and institutional investment into the fund. Darren’s passion is working with key stakeholders of enterprise organizations to identify opportunities and solve problems which have a global application which now includes a large focus on implementations of the blockchain. He has been instrumental in building Lakeba’s innovation and commercialization model that identifies and filters early-stage technology to deliver rapid growth and has applied these principals in building the Xplora Fund. Prior to Lakeba, Darren also co-founded ipScape, a cloud-based contact center solution which was one of the first investee companies of Telstra Ventures. He successfully exited ipScape in 2013 and the business continues to grow internationally.
Giuseppe is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the Lakeba Group. Established in 2015, Lakeba is a Start-up Studio or “Reverse Incubator” which has developed an innovative business platform for creating, building and scaling disruptive digital solutions. Based in Manly, Australia, Lakeba has a global team of over 200 people with offices in Italy, India, USA, and UK. Giuseppe is an innovation evangelist with commercial acumen and a proven track record of driving value for his teams, partners, businesses, and investors. He is constantly looking to disrupt the status quo and build new business models. He is a blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiast, who is active in the blockchain community, expressing interests in a wide variety of applications for these new technologies. Giuseppe has over 15 years’ experience in running global software projects and has received the highest award for business excellence from the Italian Prime Minister.